We are excited to have special guest Melanie (Mele) Tong join us! Mele is a veterinary technician specialist in anesthesia and analgesia and her story is very inspiring! I cannot wait for us to chat with her about anesthesia.
Mele is the Anesthesia Department Supervisor at NorthStar VETS in Robbinsville, NJ. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Biology/Archaeology from Boston University, she started working in the anesthesia department at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
She trained under four board-certified anesthesiologists for twelve years. Melanie attained her Certified Veterinary Technician licensure in 2005 and passed specialty boards to become a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Anesthesia and Analgesia in 2009.
She has anesthetized thousands of patients from dogs and cats to horses, camelids, sea lions, tigers, lions and gorillas. Her advanced skill set includes epidurals, local blocks, arterial line and central line placements; her special interests involve critically ill patients, interventional cardiac procedures, and trauma medicine. She joined the NorthStar VETS team in 2013.
For this Twitter Chat we will be learning about monitoring and running smooth anesthesia for our pet patients. Join in to learn important tips and information on how you can improve your techniques and correct common complications during anesthesia. This is a great opportunity to interact with others in the field and have a vet tech specialist in anesthesia at your fingertips!
When? Thursday November 19th, 2015 at 5PM Pacific Standard Time (8PM Eastern)
Where? Twitter @TheSavvyVetTech or via TweetChat using hashtag #vettechchat (make sure to use #vettechchat after each tweet to follow and participate!)
If you are new to Twitter chats, check out our Storify post from last month's Twitter chat to see what it is all about and learn more about how to participate. It is easy, fun, and informative! Our chats typically last about 30-45 minutes.
Lori Hehn is a practicing veterinarian and a contributor and content manager with XPrep Learning Solutions. She has a drive for continual learning and enjoys interacting with veterinary and vet tech students. She also writes veterinary learning books for children.